Dobell Exhibition Grant

The Dobell Exhibition Grant program provides financial assistance towards the development of new, curated exhibitions of visual arts at regional and public galleries in New South Wales. The program aims to support high quality exhibitions that speak to a broad audience across NSW. To assist in expanding appreciation for the visual arts, the proposed exhibition should be supported by innovative public and education programs that creatively engage both artists and the community. Exhibitions supported previously include Grafton Regional Gallery, Bundjalung Weavers: Bulaan Buruugaa Ngali… we weave together, Maitland Regional Art Gallery, Small Museum, Lismore Regional Gallery, From Here to There: Australian art and walking, Newcastle Art Gallery for their exhibition SODEISHA: Connected to Australia, Blue Mountains City Art Gallery for Sensorial and Maitland Regional Art Gallery’s exhibition Shadow Boxer.

Amount available: one grant of $40,000 (exc. GST)

Grant Open: 20 May 2024

Closing Date: Monday 2 September 2024, 5pm

Please download the application form, complete, save as PDF, then upload via the ‘Apply Here’ button below.

Please read the 2025 Guidelines below for more information. If you have further questions, email






The Dobell Exhibition Grant Program is supported by the Sir William Dobell Art Foundation and managed by Museums & Galleries of NSW.